Today's fast-paced society places a high value on productivity and efficiency. "5 to 9 before 9 to 5" is a trend dedicated to this way of life. It quickly gained popularity on almost every social media platform, particularly TikTok. Many users shared their morning routines, and the majority of the videos showed productive ones such as working out at the gym, making a delicious healthy breakfast, or simply getting ready by following a lengthy list of steps.
Not to say that the hustle trend is negative, but not everyone is an early bird. Due to the widespread interest in this viral trend, many people accepted that the proper way to be productive is to begin your day energetically at 5 a.m. and finish your tasks by 5 p.m., though some people did end their day much later than 7 p.m.
The obvious impact we can see is that many people, regardless of age, are trapped in the burnout fog.
Burnout can be caused by a variety of factors.
Firstly, it could be due to the stress you are facing from your workloads or surroundings. Furthermore, it can be caused by a lack of interaction with others, such as your peers, and can lead to isolation or loneliness. Another common factor is the high expectations from others and yourself. It may develop other mental health problems, such as depression that has been bottled up inside you for a long time.
These factors can cause you to feel mentally drained and exhausted, as well as a loss of interest and motivation in the activities you used to enjoy. Burnout can also cause emotional numbness in your daily life. Plus, you may also become easily irritated and moody for no apparent reason.
Burnout can also have physical consequences, such as severe headaches, exhaustion and fatigue. It can also expose you to a variety of gastric and respiratory issues.
Similarly to other issues, burnout can be eased by giving yourself some space or taking breaks to relax your body and mind. You can then try to disconnect from any social media activities or interactions because your world exists outside of your online circles as well. Taking up new hobbies or exploring new interests can also aid in the recovery from burnout.
Nevertheless, everyone does function differently so, if you find the tips above are not helping, I assure you that is fine. You can always take a slow step in discovering what is best for you at your own pace.
Hence, in regard to World Mental Health Day, we hope that mental health issues will be discussed more frequently and openly, without fear of embarrassment.
Bear in mind the hardships in growing up are what make you a human.
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